Marilynne Robinson

Fiction, Memoir

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the bestselling novels Lila, Home (winner of the Orange Prize), Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), Jack, and Housekeeping (winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award). She has also written four books of nonfiction, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, Mother Country, and The Death of Adam. She taught at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, retiring in spring 2016, and has received honorary degrees from Brown University, the University of the South, Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Amherst, Skidmore, and Oxford University. She was also elected a fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University.

The Art of Fiction No. 198 | interview | The Paris Review

What Kind of Country Do We Want? | essay | The New York Review

Festival Years: 2006, 2012